Friday, August 26, 2005
These pics were taken in Sunset Park, this is a park in Brooklyn and when standing in the middle of the park it is the highest point in Brooklyn so it has awesome views of the city. It is great just standing on the ground and being able to look over all the buildings to see great views all 360 degrees around. One can see all of Manhattan, the statue of liberty, Jersey the river, everything. Shane is in most of these shots having fun. This blog has many photos of my son, but hey he is so cute that it only make the photo better, right?
Monday, August 08, 2005
Well I am waiting on a new gadget; I got a Bluetooth headset for my awesome treo 650 cell phone. I usually don't like talking on headsets but maybe a wireless one might be nice. Holding the treo next to my ear gets sweaty especially in the hot summer so I thought to try it out. Supposedly the headset is loud and things so we (or at least myself) shall see. I know what do these pictures have to do with a Bluetooth headset? Nothing really I am just ranting and these are just pictures I have taken, nothing special about either, just spewing. I also got a cool universal remote by harmony remote, it is excellent, controls everything and switches inputs on your TV for you with the press of one button for the whole process. Meaning you press watch TV and the remote turns on the TV the Cable box and sets the input to the right one for watching cable all with just one button, pretty cool huh. I am supposed to be trying to write a paper on Bas van Fraaaaasssssen’s reflection principle but instead writing here about silly gadgets. Maybe it is because I did not get an everything bagel with a schmear of low-fat scallion cream cheese this morning. Wow that sounds good can’t wait till tomorrow to get one.
Sunday, August 07, 2005
Saturday, August 06, 2005
Well yesterday was a bit different then usual, a friend of mine called me to do sound for his band Ari-Up at CBGBs, that was fun. CBGBs is in threat of being evicted Aug. 31, 2005 and so are doing benefit concerts almost everyday, they are telling people to write the mayor. Info about their situations is at http://www.savecbgb.com. People are coming out of the woodwork to pay their respects to the club, especially the people who used to go there in its heyday. So it was kind of weird and fun being there seeing the old time Ramone types. The night I was doing sound the Bush Tetras were playing who are an all female band that also played at CBGB during that time of excitement, when Blondie, Talking Heads and all of them played. To say the least it was interesting, in front of CBGBs you got everyone hanging out especially because of the no smoking law now everyone hangs out in front to smoke cigarettes. Also there were these older homeboy types dancing to rap music like they were on TV or something with a little jam box right in front of the club. Juan is taking forever to walk the dog and get us a bagel as usual.
Anyway it brought back memories of when I did sound, it also brought back memories of the differences of living in Brooklyn as opposed to living in Manhattan in the lower east side. It is very different and there is no place like the lower east side. Even though it has changed a lot of it is still similar and a lot of those people, CBGB types from the heyday, actually still live in the immediate area of CBGBs, they were there and discussing that. Also a big difference I felt and still feel about certain parts of Manhattan is there isn’t the sense of this is my city or my neighborhood you are just an outsider feel I get from almost every neighborhood I have been to in Brooklyn. People in Brooklyn love to claim that they are the true Brooklynites while that feel is not going on as much in Manhattan since the transient feel of Manhattan is what the true Manhattan is.
Friday, August 05, 2005
Well these are my not so interesting pics I have taken lately. I have a hard time taking street pics in Park Slope, it is only when I go to a different neighborhood that I have an easier time. My camera although great is very delicate and looking around on the Internet I have found it a common complaint. It is that the lens protrudes and if the littlest thing gets in its way it has a lens error. Also it is common that when the camera turns on it does not automatically focus correctly until you zoom in all the way back and forth and then it starts working, this is what was happening to me so I was ready to return it to Casio. But instead I tried what others were discussing in forums to turn on the camera with my finger in front of the lens while it was coming out, causing it to become a lens error, turning it off again and on. This miraculously worked so far, we shall see, so annoying. Shane asking me where his bagel is.
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